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Top Ten Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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A motorcycle accident can result in severe injuries and, in the most serious incidents, death. Protecting yourself when you ride your bike is about more than just wearing the right safety gear; it's about knowing how and when an accident may occur. In that vein, here are the top ten causes of motorcycle accidents and what you may be able to do to avoid them. 1. Car Turning Left This is the most common cause of motorcycle collisions in the United States. You are driving along, and a car in the lane to your right decides to make a left turn. You...

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Motorcycle Cops Injured in Crash

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The wicked weather has hit all parts of the United States. From bomb cyclones to major bouts of freezing rain and ice-cold wind, Americans have been struggling to make it through one of the most brutal winters on record. Highways and roadways aren't fairing particularly well, as three motorcycle cops in Cobb County recently discovered.On January 2, three motorcycle officers found themselves on the pavement after slipping over a patch of ice in the roadway. The accident occurred on Kennesaw Due West. The officers involved in the accident were on a funeral detail. They ran across a patch of ice...

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Hit-And-Run Takes Father Away from Family

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An accident in DeKalb County on December 30 left a little boy without his father, and a hit-and-run driver is being sought for questioning. The accident involved a box truck and a motorcycle and happened just after 10:00 p.m.According to reports, a man and his friend were riding down N Decatur Road on their way to a bar. The motorcyclist attempted to make a right turn onto Warren Avenue. It was at that moment that a Budget Rental box truck was turning right onto N Decatur Road and hit the motorcyclist. The man's friend witnessed the entire accident.According to police...

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MARTA Officer Injured in Crash

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A driver failed to yield at an intersection in the mid-afternoon on Friday, striking an off-duty Marta police officer. The accident occurred at the intersection of Thompson Drive and Fairburn Road at about 3:30 p.m.According to reports from Atlanta Police, the off-duty officer was leading a funeral procession on a motorcycle at the time of the accident. It was unknown why the man failed to yield at the intersection, but he was not cooperative with police when they arrived. It was also reported that the driver of the vehicle got into a fight with several witnesses.Due to the combative nature...

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Motorcycle Accident Leaves Man Critically Injured

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A man was involved in a vehicle versus motorcycle accident on Saturday, November 4 which left him critically injured. The accident occurred on Highway 34 at Bruce Jackson Road. The man's name was not released.According to reports, the man was driving his motorcycle east on Highway 34. The driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck was stopped at the intersection but then pulled out in front of the man. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the collision, striking the driver's side door of the truck.The accident took place just after 10:30 in the morning.The driver of the motorcycle was stabilized on...

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Officer Struck While Investigating Accident

Motorcycle accident with a car

A police officer responded to the scene of an accident and was involved in a collision herself. The officer was shaken up but uninjured in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was arrested for driving under the influence.According to reports of the incident, a truck and a motorcycle collided in a northbound lane of I-75. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. An officer responding to that accident was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when she slowed her patrol car. As she slowed down, a person driving a BMW struck her...

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Crashes in Atlanta Plague Labor Day

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Labor Day began with several crashes in the Atlanta metro area. Crashes resulted in death and severe injury, and had officers scrambling to keep up with accident investigations. The accidents began just before 2 a.m. and continued into the evening.According to reports, the first accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. A motorcyclist was traveling on I-75/I-85 when he was struck by another vehicle. Officers said that the motorcyclist was speeding just prior to the crash. The driver was ejected from his bike and killed on the scene. That crash caused two other motorcycles to crash and traffic on the highway was...

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Bystanders Save Rider Following Motorcycle Accident

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Three people have been labeled as heroes in Atlanta following a motorcycle accident earlier in August. The crash occurred on Georgia Highway 101 in Paulding County.The driver of the motorcycle says that he doesn't remember the accident. He also doesn't remember the moments leading right up to the crash. What he does know is that he's seen pictures of the wreck and is thanking the three witnesses who immediately rushed to him to save his life.According to a police report, there was a truck driver hauling hay that pulled in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle did...

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Dirt Bikes Versus Car Proves Fatal

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An accident involving two dirt bikes and a passenger vehicle proved fatal, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating. The accident occurred just before 7:30 p.m. on July 23. No other persons involved in the accident sustained injury.According to reports, Atlanta police were patrolling the area in a concentrated manner. They located the accident on Campbellton Road. The dirt bikes were operating in a careless and reckless manner. They ran traffic lights and stop signs. They also drove on sidewalks and on the wrong side of the roadway.A passenger vehicle was attempting to make a left turn and the...

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Road Atlanta Worker Struck by Motorcycle

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A worker for Road Atlanta, a racing track near Braselton, was struck by a motorcycle last week. The woman had been with the safety division for nearly 20 years at the time of the accident. She was a popular fixture, even earning the nickname "Turn 7 Girl" from fellow workers and fans.The woman's job included flagging and directing people toward safety. Racing is known to be dangerous, but it has gotten safer in recent years, says the track President Geoff Lee. He is also the general manager for Road Atlanta. Tributes to the woman began to appear on social media...

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